Created in 1961, the International Technical Centre on Air Pollution and Climate Change (CITEPA) is a not-for-profit association (1901 Act). CITEPA identifies, analyses and disseminates data and methods on air pollution and climate change. As part of the mission, it has been entrusted by the French Environment Ministry to develop the national inventories of air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions, in accordance with the commitments of France, in the framework of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (under the UNFCCC and UN/ECE-LRTAP Conventions).
CITEPA conducts techno-economic and forward studies in the areas of energy, industry, transport, waste, fluorinated gases, agriculture, land use and forestry (LULUCF). It also provides training and technical support to businesses and administrations (technical expertise, GHG balances, audits...). CITEPA is a well established expert working for the EU, the United Nations, the World Bank and other international bodies. CITEPA also builds the capacity of foreign administrations in the field of inventories of air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions. CITEPA is certified ISO 9001 for the national emission inventories.